#Muckedup chat Monday: Covering the 2014 World Cup

#Muckedup chat Monday: Covering the 2014 World Cup

Ah, the “beautiful game.” Our love of soccer (or football, as our friends across the pond will call it) comes alive during the FIFA World Cup. That's when things reach an absolute fever pitch -- even in the US, where the sport has been arguably underappreciated and yet still zealously admired. Sometimes our coverage can stumble, however -- as it has in the States, when one article portrayed stoppage time in the World Cup in such a way that made the game seem “like it's a cultural event from another planet," as one journalist recently lamented at the Australian Financial Review. How do we avoid similar pratfalls, and cover the game in a way that does it justice? As journalists, this is just one of many questions worth asking.

jorgecalvo.jpegWell, we have a treat in store for you. We are moving this week's #MuckedUp to Monday (today!) so that we can welcome Jorge Calvo of Univision as our guest. Jorge is an expert bilingual commentator on American soccer, offering unparalleled in-depth analysis and insights on all aspects of the sport to audiences in the US. As co-anchor for the network’s Contacto Deportivo (“Sports Contact”), Jorge is the daily face of significant soccer news for millions of multicultural fans. Leading up to the 2014 World Cup, Jorge has closely covered every moment of Team USA’s journey -  through the battles of  CONCACAF qualifying matches, the process of final team selection, pre-tournament friendlies, and now on-site calling TEAM USA matches in Brazil.  With the viewing audience for Copa Mundial 2014 growing larger with each passing day, Jorge Jorge is unrivaled in his ability to provide perspective on both Team USA and what the World Cup means to the multi-cultural audience driving ratings in the United States.

Be sure to join us tonight at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST for #MuckedUp Monday -- a unique and privileged opportunity to chat about the beautiful game with one of the best.

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